9780495567448

Communication Between Cultures

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495567448

  • ISBN10:

    0495567442

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/12/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This best selling intercultural communication text gives readers an understanding and appreciation of different cultures and helps them develop practical skills for improving their communication with people from other cultures. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES is renowned for being the only text on the market to consistently emphasize religion and history as key variables in intercultural communication. Packed with the latest research and filled with numerous, compelling examples that force readers to examine their own assumptions and cultural biases, this book helps students understand the subtle and profound ways culture affects communication. The book is divided into four interrelated parts: Part I introduces the study of communication and culture; Part II focuses on the ability of culture to shape and modify our view of reality; Part III puts the theory of intercultural communication into practice; and Part IV converts knowledge into action.

Table of Contents

Communication and Culture: The Challenge of the Future
The Deep Structure of Culture: The Roots of Reality
Worldview: Cultural Explanations of Life and Death
Culture and the Individual: Cultural Identity
Shaping Interpretations of Reality: Cultural Values
Language and Culture: The Essential Partnership
Nonverbal Communication: The Messages of Action, Space, Time, and Silence
Cultural Influences on Context: The Business Setting
Cultural Influences on Context: The Educational Setting
Cultural Influences on Context: The Health Care Setting
Venturing into a New Culture: Becoming Competent
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dawg","Highly useful to determine optimal communication strategies across generational/cultural divides. Humor isn't universal, so it makes it clear how to objectively/efficiently determine how to successfully deliver (and receive) messages from people outside your socioeconomic class."
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